4.5 star rating: Recommended 306 Reviews

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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Full day of sightseeing. I was only in Kyoto for a day so this package was perfect. Both guides were good (one of was named Gucci) and really explained the various sites in great detail. The lunch we had wasn't anything special.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Was fantastic....our guide Mickey was very knowledgable and fun...We learnt so much from this trip.Would recommend this to everybody.Loved it..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

The tour was wonderful. The pick up was as scdeduled and the sites were great. However, there were too many sites to visit in such a short span of time. The y could have eliminated one place to allow us to spend a little more time at each of the remaining sites. The lunch was great, the tour director were very knowledgeable and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Very well organized: we have seen a lot of places in just one day but without rush. Very good guides, friendly. Good selection of places

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

A marvellous introduction to Kyoto.A great guide . everything was as I expected. only better!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Very good tour. Recommended it to everyone visiting Kyoto. However, be prepared to be a very long day and very tired by the end of it. The lunch was very good in a nice restaurant. The tour guides are excellent and speak very good English.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Saw more then we could see by ourselves in one day. Lunch was good, and guide was able to move us along, yet enjoy our beautiful temples, shrines, and gardens.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Excellent arrangement!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Great tour, supported by great tour guides! It gave us a broader insight to Japan's culture and the city's rich historical heritage. In particular, we've found our tour guides storytelling very informative and compelling. Lunch was OK, albeit nothing memorable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

This was an excellent tour. Kyoto is a quaint city in some respects but unless you are prepared to really study the history and spend some serious time walking and taking the metro, you won't see these sites with this much information and this efficiently. The guide was excellent. All of the stops were extremely interesting and the guide explained all of the history. The time allotment was good. We traveled with kids (7 and 14) and they were interested in everything. Beware that if you have those who cannot climb a lot of stairs or walk an incline at the last stop, Kiyomizu Temple, they may have to wait at the bottom. It is an inclined road, leading to a lot of stairs with a very large and interesting complex at the top. The view is incredible and the site very interesting so don't skip it if you can handle the stairs. There is great shopping on the small streets below if you want to leave the tour there and make your way back to your hotel on your own. The last stop is right next to the Gion District. Our hotel was there so we shopped, tested sake, ate green tea ice cream and slowly walked back to our hotel. All other stops were fine for those with moderate walking ability.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Excellent tour with excellent and humorous tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Kyoto is a wonderful place with many interesting sites. The Golden Pavilion is spectacular. All sites are well worth visiting. The tour guides were very nice, professional and knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Great tour guides and destinations. Convenient pick up and drop off locations. Very informative and the provided lunch was great. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

This tour was great! We saw 6 temples in total and they were beautiful. We also got to see a lot of Kyoto on the way to each temple. Our two tour guides were very friendly, knowledgeable and great to have showing us around. All in all a great day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Fantastic tour with great guides.

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